12 September, 2011

New Ink!

I have been wanting this tattoo for a long time. I had a little home-done starfish on my ankle and at some point I decided I wanted to upgrade to a nicer version. My idea was to have the starfish piled up like a big stack of pancakes so I asked my good friend Jane Kim (who is a scientific illustrator) to design it in the style of an antique engraving, and I went to my favorite tattoo artist, Jen Lee (who has done my last two tattoos), for the final product. I couldn't be more thrilled with the way it came out!

Jane's original drawing- Jen had to alter it slightly to fit on my ankle better

in progress- you can still see my old tattoo at the bottom

some of Jen's drawings at the tattoo shop- I love the way they look all together

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